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Telamon Corporation

Company Description

Telamon is an eleven-state, non-profit corporation headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina serving communities for 55 years. Telamon’s mission is to provide educational services that lead to better jobs, better lives, and better communities.  Telamon provides programs and services in three areas, Early Childhood and Family Support, Workforce Career Services, and Housing & Financial Empowerment. 

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Develops and implements individual and group educational plans for children, designed to promote social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth in a manner appropriate to their stage of development. Provides leadership through active direction and direct supervision of assigned staff and Volunteers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Develops individualized and group lesson plans and educational activities that promote all developmental areas to improve the readiness of children for school.

2.Guides and facilitates activities of the children including daily classroom activities and field trips. Uses creativity to provide healthy and safe activities that are developmentally and age appropriate.

3.Selects and sets up equipment and materials in the classroom. Ensures there is a safe and healthy developmentally appropriate learning environment.

4.Maintains accurate records, both on paper and in designated on-line systems. Maintains confidentiality regarding students and families.

5.Plans, conducts and documents observations, assessments and screenings. Maintains a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child including weekly observations, examples of the child’s work, and developmental assessments.

6.Composes and proofreads correspondence and reports.

7.Conducts home visits and parent conferences to discuss the child’s individual development and progress and assists parents in developing observational skills.

8.Provides guidance and technical advice to center staff. Works with the classroom staff and Volunteers to develop their skills and abilities in planning and carrying out classroom activities.

9.Supervises Teachers and possibly other staff including participation in the recruitment/selection process for new hires, employee training, onboarding, conducting performance coaching/evaluation, compensation administration, delegation of duties and conflict resolution. Promotes an environment of teamwork and cooperation and is accessible to employees.

10.Uses the playground as an extension of the classroom; assures that the playground is safe.

11.Eats with and assists children in eating to teach social and self-help skills and sound nutritional practices.

12.Ensures that the physical needs of children are met, assisting children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, brushing teeth, and toilet habits.

13.Creates ways to engage parents in the education of their children including encouraging classroom involvement and home activities.

14.Protects the safety of children by implementing active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.

15.May assist in preparing meals.

16.May perform duties of other staff members (Bus Monitor, Center Aide, Teacher’s Assistant) in time of staff shortage.

17.May participate in supervising the Center Aides.

18.Assists in planning in-service training.

19.May assist in preparing and serving meals.

20.Inventories all classroom equipment and supplies annually.

21.Works in cooperation with supervisor to develop and document progress on professional development plan for self and assigned staff. Actively engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation’s Core Values.

22.Fills in on a temporary basis when a staff member needs to leave the classroom for a short duration.

23.Participates in staff meetings and training sessions.

24.Work may require the flexibility to stay until all children have left the program.

25.Keeps classroom clean and organized.

26.May translate.

27.Perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position directly supervises others. This may include participation in the recruitment/selection process for new hires, employee training, onboarding, conducting performance coaching/evaluation, compensation administration, delegation of duties and conflict resolution. Promotes an environment of teamwork and cooperation and is accessible to employees.

Qualifications

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience Requirements

•An Associate’s Degree in early childhood or related field*, 2 years of experience working with preschool children is required.

•A Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood or related field*, 1 year of experience working with preschool children is required.

•State requirements may vary, individual must meet requirements for state in which they are employed.

•Must be able to get certification for CPR and First Aid after hire and recertify as required.

•Pay may be commensurate with education.

•Minimum of 2 years of experience with an Associate’s Degree preferred.

•Minimum of 1 year of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

•Must have a willingness to work towards any additional credentials needed to move to the next level in the position, this may include continued education.

•One year of supervisory experience.

•With an Associate’s degree in ECE, 2 years of experience working with preschool children preferred. With an Associate’s degree in a related field*, 2 years of experience working with preschool children is required.

•With a Bachelor’s degree in ECE, 1 year of experience working with preschool children preferred. With a Bachelor’s degree in a related field*, 1 year of experience working with preschool children required.

*Degree in a related field is defined as an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in a field other than child development or early childhood education that either includes or is supplemented by twelve (12) college credits in child development, early childhood, or equivalent coursework focusing on children birth to age five. At least 3 of those credits must be in a preschool focused foundations course in child development.

Skills and Abilities:

•Microsoft Office products and on-line client management systems

•Bilingual ability is preferred. 

Additional Information

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

•Work is performed mostly inside the facility.

•Standing for prolong periods of time.

•Sitting, walking, stooping, squatting, lifting (up to 30 lbs), carrying, pushing and climbing.

•Riding in a bus for prolong periods of time with noise and vibration.

•Frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions.

•Exposure to blood, other bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals and dirt.

•Keyboarding and data entry, use of telephone.

•Where applicable, conduct home visits to customer residences, exposure to potentially unsafe environments, climb stairs.

•Regular attendance for this position is required, as regular attendance ensures we are providing the services we have committed to provide to the children and families we serve.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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